Color Blocking Techniques + FREE GIFT
Welcome back! Today I am sharing several fun ways to do color blocking for bold card designs. These techniques are fun because they work with any stamps!
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Color blocking is a fun way to create bold, graphic cards with any stamps. Be sure to watch my video… I show several different ways to achieve the look. Hopefully one works for you! These cards were inspired by an enamel pin I have, and the wonderful work of Laura Bassen. (Be sure to check her out!)
On all of the cards, I applied colorful Altenew Ink with Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes while working on a Waffle Flower Water Media Mat. This worked really well!
I started my first card by white heat embossing the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Kaleidoscope Stamp on white cardstock. I then cut the background up into eight pieces and I inked each piece a different color. I then reassembled the pieces onto a card and added a few pearls for dimension.
The sentiment at the center is from the new SSS CZ Design Good Job Mama Stamp Set. This set is FANTASTIC. Such encouraging sentiments for all the mommas out there!
You can achieve a similiar look with masking instead of cutting up the background. This features the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Stamp Set and SSS CZ Design Good Job Mama Stamp Set.
By the way, the Simon Says Stamp Deco Heart Die heart cuts out the center of this background perfectly!
Here is another example showing simple color blocking with masking. Along the masked portion where the sentiment is, I white heat embossed lots of floral images. I then added inks for bold color. All of these images are from the Simon Says Stamp Incredible Woman Stamp Set.
Another way to do color blocking is to cut a gap between the pieces. Here, I used the Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers Stamp Set for the white heat embossing and a sentiment from the SSS CZ Design Good Job Mama Stamp Set.
I added the pieces with craft foam behind them for dimension.
Here is another cut-up color blocked background. My favorite! All of the images are from the Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers Stamp Set.
I also filled in the floral images with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens for shine.
My last example shows lots of masking! I first white heat embosses the sentiments from the SSS CZ Design Good Job Mama Stamp Set. I then stamped over that with Versamark Ink and the flowers from the Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers Stamp Set. Finally, I added lots of colorful ink with masking.
You can see the subtle flowers in the background. The Versamark Ink somewhat resists the color on top.
I love this that Cathy Zielske wrote about the Good Job Mama Stamp Set:
“Good Job Mama is the result of a collaboration with one of my crafty mentors, Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer and I worked together to come up with the concept behind the set. We both wanted to offer a set that women could use to create realistic cards of support for their fellow mamas out there. Motherhood is many things ranging from ridiculously awesome to extremely challenging, and everything in between. This new stamp set is about offering acknowledgment to your fellow mamas out there. Sometimes simply being seen and acknowledged in a real way by someone who loves you can really lift you up. At least that’s been my experience in life.”
BLOG HOP + FREE GIFT
Today I am participating in the Celebrate Woman Blog Hop for Simon Says Stamp. I love this theme! To celebrate, Simon Says Stamp is offering a free 4-pack of Mother’s Day Sentiment Strips FREE with any purchase! These strips can even be foiled. Use code “WMN999”. Good through 4/28/19 or while supplies last. Shop HERE.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of my bestie Kristina Werner. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the SSS Blog.
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS branded products, Waffle Flower Mat and Altenew Inks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.